The Lost City of Z
A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the AmazonBook - 2017
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In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization located deep in the deadly wilderness. He never returned. In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann tells the epic story of Fawcett's quest for this 'Lost City of Z," and unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century. The… (more)
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CRRLCollection Dec 26, 2016
British explorer Percy Fawcett thought he could find the famed, mysterious city of El Dorado in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. In 1925, he set out on an expedition with his son and a few others--but disappeared not long after. For almost 100 years, fans of Fawcett have tried to figure out w... Read More »
"In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned." (IMDB) Movie information: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212428/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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In his search for a lost city in the Amazon, hardened explorer Percy Harrison Fawcett entered the jungle in 1925 and never returned. In the following decades, many people have gone in search of Fawcett and the lost Amazonian civilization that he fervently believed in only to have come away empty-handed, if at all. David Grann contends that people have been searching in the wrong place and undertakes his own quest to discover Fawcett's fate using newly-released documents and Fawcett's own personal journals and notes as his guides. His book is an engaging account of what drives people, including himself, to immerse themselves in one of the world's most dangerous areas. Grann comes upon some surprising results that are changing how people view the native cultures of the Amazon.
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